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Story FFmpeg 2.2.1 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2014 - 5:20pm
Story Firefox OS 2.0 starts emerging from its cocoon Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2014 - 4:17pm
Story We May See Chrome OS Tablets Arrive Soon Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2014 - 4:07pm
Story Upgraded Kernel & Mesa Yield A Big Boost For Athlon R3 Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2014 - 4:00pm
Story Why I don’t care about the end of Windows XP Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2014 - 3:52pm
Story GParted Live 0.18.0-2 Arrives with a New Linux Kernel, 3.13.7 Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2014 - 3:45pm
Story Turn Your Old PC into a Great Media Server Based on Fedora 20 with VortexBox 2.3 Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2014 - 2:05pm
Story Fedora 21 Receives Another Helping Of Features Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2014 - 1:58pm
Story Google Starts Early Dogfooding Of Android 4.4.3, Public Release Expected In Coming Weeks Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2014 - 1:50pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm

Could Debian Lenny be a Refuge for KDE 3 Lovers?

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KDE
Linux

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I used to follow DistroWatch.com pretty closely, and although I use that site as a “launching pad” for all things Linux. I came across this issue where Distrowatch maintainer Ladislav Bodnar wrote a very interesting Editorial about KDE 3 and 4.

Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex/8.10 Is Ruining My Hardware

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Ubuntu

blog.beplacid.net: I’m a long time user, advocate and all-round fan of Linux. In particular, I’ve used Debian or variant distributions and have never had any major issues. But of curiosity I thought I’d try out Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex for good measure. To my surprise

It Is Time To Stop Looking Over Our Shoulder

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Microsoft
OSS

linuxcanuck.wordpress: So Microsoft in its infinite wisdom has stuck it to the open source community, yet again. They have shut us out of Hotmail. Yawn. Like, who cares? Yet, to some people they see this as one more sign that Microsoft is out to get us. “The sky is falling!

Love with Ubuntu

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Just talk

less than 2 days after playing with linux/ubuntu...

Rock on with Exaile

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Software

newlinuxuser.com: The quest for an awesome music player happens every so often. I’ve gotten used to Rhythmbox but it has no equalizer =_= I’ve been frustrated with how my music sounds. Exaile has come to my rescue!

10 Lamest Reasons Fo Giving Up On Linux!

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Linux

helpforlinux.blogspot: Last time you read "7 Shit Ass Reasons for Using Linux" now here are "10 Lamest Reasons For Giving Up On Linux! "

Hotmail does work--badly--with Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Linux-Watch has reported that at least one Linux user was unable to use the newly redesigned Windows Live Hotmail. However, a closer look reveals that the problem isn't with Linux and Hotmail's interoperability, but with how Hotmail handles browsers.

KDE Four Live 1.1.72

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KDE
SUSE

kdedevelopers.org: KDE 4.2 is approaching its first Beta release and it has been a while so here is a new KDE Four Live release with KDE 4.1.72 snapshot SUSE packages from the KDE:KDE4:UNSTABLE:Desktop repository.

How to make your Linux computer boot faster

scienceblogs.com: Your computer probably boots with grub, and in a grub configuration file, there is a "timeout" value that you can reduce. It is not recommended that you let it be less than 2, but if it is three or more, go ahead and change it.*

Installing Xen On CentOS 5.2 (i386)

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HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on a CentOS 5.2 system. Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called virtual machines or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0).

Fedora 10: Next generation GNU/Linux

ujjwollamichhane.blogspot: Fedora 10 offers some nice new features, including the new Plymouth graphical boot system, a new version of Network Manager with improved support for 3G connectivity, better printing support, and lots of virtualization improvements.

The pain-free guide to switching Linux distros

techradar.com: The most recent official count of Linux distros put the number at 'one hell of a lot'.This is good because it gives us plenty of choice. Maybe it can feel as if there's a little too much choice at times.

You can have your computer and save money, too

newsday.com: Ever wonder how much money you could save on computing if you put your mind to it? PCs and Macs can be fabulously expensive if you want peak performance and bells and whistles. But a fairly modest investment is good enough for the basics of Internet and office applications.

few more

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News
  • Dell Mini 9 - Review

  • My students using the Asus Eee PC
  • Apt-P2P: peer-to-peer downloading of Debian packages
  • How I kicked the Mac habit - with Ubuntu
  • Mandriva 2009 - Review

few more odd posts

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News
  • Which Linux Superhero Are You?

  • Crysis Wars Linux Server Released
  • Ubuntu 8.10: In-Depth Look
  • Unix And Linux Humor - Cult Satire
  • How to open and close the CD DVD tray
  • Ubuntu Linux: Watch and Play BBC & YouTube
  • Aaron Seigo: What will be 4.2
  • In Depth: Fedora 10 Preview

odds & ends

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News
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2008.11.07

  • Fix Unresponsive or Frozen Linux Computers using Shortcuts
  • Ask Linux.com: Historical Linux, hardware for tomorrow
  • Check Your Mysql Server Performance with MySQLTuner
  • Stable kernel 2.6.27.5
  • All Linux Distro’s Links/Online Guides/Forums
  • SSH Password Tripwire
  • USB-Creator: a great new tool in Ubuntu’s arsenal
  • arrow keys not working with vmware
  • Intel Pushes Out New GEM, KMS Patches
  • Stupefying Linux and Unix Humor
  • OpenSolaris 2008.11 on Ubuntu 8.10 using Sun xVM VirtualBox

8 Linux Apps to Save You Money While the Country Falls Apart

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Software

nothingbutsoftware.com: Blender is a free 3D graphics application. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning,animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications.

PolicyKit, keeping you in check

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Software

bushweed.blogspot: On my default KDE 4.1.x ( unstable ) install, mounting DVDs or CDs has never worked. Tonight i decided to find out why.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 45

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #45 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Lukas Ocilka: YaST-Mascot Contest-How to submit your ideas, openSUSE News: OpenOffice.org Fix for openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4, and openSUSE 11.1-Plasma-Desktop-Toolbox.

few ubuntu posts

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Ubuntu
  • Taking a Break with Ubuntu 8.1

  • Ubuntu 8.10 does away with xorg.conf
  • Ubuntu 8.10: Success
  • Intrepid Ibex aka Ubuntu 8.10
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